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February 1931

MALNUTRITION IN CHILDRENAN ATTEMPT AT STANDARDIZATION OF A DIETARY

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(2):303-336. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940080081007
Abstract

Statistics regarding the incidence of malnutrition compiled by various authorities indicate that about one-third of the children of this nation are nutritionally below par. Wood1 estimated that from 15 to 25 per cent of the school children are undernourished. Perlman2 stated that in a recent survey conducted throughout the United States there were found 5,000,000 cases of malnutrition in children—almost one-fifth of the entire number of school children in the country. That the people of the United States as a nation have been neglectful of their greatest asset—the children—has been more and more recognized in recent years. Roberts3 expressed her opinion well when she said: "We must admit that we have little reason as a nation to be conceited over the stock we are producing." She added: "It is true, moreover, that our standard of nutrition is higher than that of some other countries, though poorer than

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